Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification for board-certified nuclear pharmacists (BCNP) gained continued recognition by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC determined that the BCNP credential continues to satisfy requirements for authorized nuclear pharmacists under NRC Regulations Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 35.55. The BCNP credential was first recognized by the NRC in March of 1996 and has maintained NRC recognition, enabling regulators and medical-use licensees to verify medical personnel meet NRC requirements for training and experience.
The requirements under this statute affirm a professional standard of education, training, and professional experience. The NRC regularly re-evaluates which programs meet their rigorous standards.
“Continued recognition by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirms the Board of Pharmacy Specialties’ commitment to recognizing and certifying pharmacists with advanced education, training, and experience within their specialty practice area”, said BPS Senior Director of Quality Assurance, Avis D. Bullard, MS, ASQ-CSSBB.
“BPS Board-Certified Nuclear Pharmacists demonstrate their professional mastery of specialized knowledge through obtaining BPS Board Certification. Continued recognition of BPS Certification validates the expertise of board-certified nuclear pharmacists for patients, employers, and others within the health care team.” Said BPS Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Council Chair, Garcia Simon-Clarke, PharmD, MS, BCNP, CCP.
About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS has currently issued more than 55,350 certifications held by pharmacists across 14 specialties.
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